A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Harper, Anne L.
Anne L. Harper
2 linear ft. (in
Anne L. Harper is a civic leader in
Atlanta, using her expertise as an educator and a business consultant to
further the cause of girls' participation in athletics. The Anne L. Harper
papers consist of files relating to her effort to draft a state bill and launch
activities to further enforce the federal Title IX law.
Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Anne L. Harper papers consist of files relating to Harper's effort
to draft a state bill to further enforce the federal Title IX law. These files
include copies of draft bills, meeting notes, related articles and editorials,
and documents recording initiatives to promote Title IX. The Anne L. Harper
papers also contain information on the Coalition for Gender Equity in Sports
(CGES) including the by-laws, membership forms, and notes on planned
activities. The papers detail Harper's speeches and work done at conferences
and as part of her duties on the Atlanta School Board. The Anne L. Harper
papers also provide statistical information regarding school athletics,
particularly in Atlanta, and generally around Georgia. The papers include
materials on other civic organizations with which Harper was actively
Biographical and Historical Notes
Biography of Anne L. Harper
Anne L. Harper is a civic leader in Atlanta, using her expertise as an
educator and a business consultant to further the cause of girls' participation
in athletics. Harper graduated from Smith College in 1970 and went on to
receive her doctorate in Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor. She became a member of the Atlanta Board of Education in 1994
representing District 4 and served as Vice President. As a member of the
Atlanta Board of Education, she advocated for increased opportunities for girls
in the Atlanta Public School System by expanding the number of interscholastic
sports offered. Harper launched the effort to draft a state bill that would
mirror the federal Title IX law and provide specific enforcement of its
regulations in Georgia's high schools. That legislation, sponsored by
Representatives Kathy Ashe and Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, was passed as the
Georgia Equity in Sports Act in 2000. Harper founded the Coalition for Gender
Equity in Sports (CGES) to advocate for and monitor the implementation of the
law. Harper has been recognized for her commitment to progressive change by
being named as one of the YWCA's Women of Achievement in 1995 and honored by
the Women's Policy Group in 2001. Harper leads an independent management
consulting practice, Harper Consulting, which offers strategic planning,
organizational development and communications services.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive
federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs
and activities that receive federal funds. Under Title IX, Georgia public
schools were required to provide equal sports opportunities for female
students. The Equity in Sports Act further solidified Title IX requirements by
providing for additional reporting and enforcement at the state level. The
Equity in Sports Act passed both the House and Senate in the Georgia General
Assembly, and Governor Roy Barnes signed the bill into law on March 15, 2000.
The law came into effect on July 1, 2000.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the
Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring
materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog
using these headings.
Atlanta (Ga.). Board of
Coalition for Gender
Equity in Sports
Sex discrimination against
Sex discrimination in
Sports for women--Law and
United States. Education
Amendments of 1972. Title IX
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[item], [folder title], Anne L. Harper papers, W054, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Anne L. Harper, August 2003.
Processed by Amanda Pellerin, Spring 2010.
Related materials in this repository:
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield Equity in Sports Act Collection
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Separated material: During processing,
printed material was separated to the Women's Printed Collections. See List of
Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.